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Threaten “Pitiless Extermination” of Vienna Jews

January 3, 1923
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The "pitiless extermination" of Austrian Jews is threatened in letters which are being widely distributed with the help of district officials of lower Austria demanding that the Jews leave the country voluntarily. The penalty for not complying with this threat are all manner of violent death imaginable.

A typical letter which the "Wiener Morgenzeitung" handed over to the authorities has this peroration: "In the near future the Aryan people will arise and mercilessly put and end to the Jewish domination. The Jews will first of all be stricken down, then indiscriminately murdered, exterminated and hung, their bodies being thrown in the Danube. Then and then only shall Vienna be free of this vampire. Help us, oh God of the Germans, in this task."

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